Recipe for Marinated Chicken With Prunes


3 1/2 lb broiling chicken, quartered
1 1/3 cup pitter dried prunes
4 cloves garlic, sliced
2 tablespoon bred wine vinegar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoon capers, drained
2 teaspoon dried mixed herbs
1 salt and pepper
1 1/4 cup dry white wine
1 tablespoon turbinado sugar
----HERB SAUCE----
2/3 cup chicken broth
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon cold water
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 italian parsley


Marinated Chicken: Arrange chicken, prunes, and sliced garlic in a large plastic bag set in a deep bowl. Set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk together wine vinegar, oil, cpaers, mixed herbs, and salt and pepper to taste. Pour over chicken. Seal bag, forcing as much marinade up around chicken as possible. Refrigerate overnight, turning bag occasionally.

Oven Braised Chicken: Preheat oven to 350F. Remove chicken from marinade, reserving marinade mixture. Par chicken dry with paper towels. Skim a little oil from marinade. Heat oil over medium heat in an ovenproof pot large enough to hold chicken in a single layer. Brown chicken starting skin side down in hot oil for 20 minutes, turning once.

Pour reserved marinade with prunes and wine over chicken. Sprinkle with sugar. Bring to a boil. Cover and bake at 350F for 45 minutes. Baste with pan juices. Bake, uncoveredm for 20 minutes until juices run clear when chicken is pierced with a fork. Remove chicken and prunes with slotted spoons, reserving pan juices. Keep chicken and prunes warm.

Herb Sauce: Skim fat from pan juices. Measure 1 cup pan juices. Return to pot. Add broth. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and cold water to a smooth paste. Stir into pot. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook and stir 1-2 minutes. Stir in lemon juice and slt and pepper to taste. Spoon sauce over chicken. Garnish with parsley.

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